ROSA HOMERS IN NEW BRITAIN’S WIN OVER BRIDGEPORT
In 140 Characters or Less: Bees open their home and home doubleheader vs. Bridgeport with 7-6 11 inning victory. Game 2 tonight in New Britain! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… Craig Maddox ripped a 2 RBI double in the top of the 11th inning to break the 5-5 stalemate, and give New Britain a 7-5 lead. Michael Crouse would score from second and Jovan Rosa would score all the way from first on the hit. The Bees would hold on to reach the 7-6 final.
Pitchers of Record: W: Brandon Fry (1-3) | L: Frank DeJiulio Jr. (3-5) | SV: Shawn Gilblair (13)
Player(s) of the Game: Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI | Jose Cuevas (Bridgeport) – 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI | Jovan Rosa (New Britain) – 2-5, HR, RBI
Next Game: Saturday, August 19th, 6:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – Bridgeport Bluefish (20-21, 61-50) vs. New Britain Bees (16-23, 42-67)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (1-4, 5.27) | Bridgeport: RHP Ross Seaton (1-0, 6.64)
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PROMOTIONS: Today is the Bridgeport vs. New Britain home and home doubleheader presented by DATTCO! Game 1 of the split twin bill was played in Bridgeport this afternoon, and game 2 will be tonight at New Britain Stadium! After the game: FIREWORKS! It is also Scout Campout Night at New Britain Stadium, where scout troops can camp out under the lights in the ballpark!
Bees Buzz: The first game of today’s doubleheader was Jovan Rosa’s 900th game of his professional career…Brandon Fry picked up his first win of the season in the game…This game was the first extra innings game for New Britain since July 14th against Southern Maryland, and their first of the season against Bridgeport…Craig Maddox has multiple hits in 6 of his last 7 games…Greg Nappo allowed just the 10th triple of the season given up by the Bees pitching staff in the bottom of the 1st inning, by comparison the Bees have hit 16 triples on the season… Jovan Rosa hit a solo home run in the top of the 5th inning, his 14th home run of the season. That home run is a new personal career high for most home runs in a season…New Britain is now 7-3 in extra inning games this season…By the top of the 6th inning, every Bees player had tallied at least 1 hit in the game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 249, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 272, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are in their second season of play as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at New Britain Stadium. Tickets for the 2017 season are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at NBBees.com
, or by visiting the New Britain Stadium Box Office.
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